- Young larvae feed in groups and skeletonize the leaves,i.e.,eat the leaf tissue except the veins
- As larvae mature, they become solitary feeders and feed along the leaf margins, eventually consuming the entire leaf.
- Larvae are active from late July through early September
- Larvae have black head with a striped body covered with fine white hairs and their identifying orange yellow rectangular spot behind their heads. There are two color phases, black with orange-yellow stripes and orange- yellow with red-orange stripes.
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